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6300 S Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432-9007
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
Updated 10/15/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/15/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Elk
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4.9
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4.8
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4.9
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
ELK COVE INN & SPA. Discover one of the most romantic boutique hotels on the Northern California Coast – 150 miles North of San Francisco; 15 miles south of Mendocino. This one-of-a-kind, ocean view Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast, with luxurious accommodations and European-style Day Spa is totally dedicated to your rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Not far from Napa and Sonoma, a drive on California’s Route 128 takes you through the Anderson Valley — home to popular wineries and champagne cellars — then leads you through a magnificent redwood forest to the Pacific Ocean and on to the majestic Elk Cove Inn situated on the most breathtaking route of California’s Highway One. Elk Cove Inn is a favorite for romantic getaways, gay travelers, honeymoons and anniversaries, people who travel with their pets, family vacations, girlfriend getaways, spa retreats, marriage proposals, elopements, weddings … reunions and business conferences!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Knox K wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California2 contributions
Had an incredible night here with my partner and dog. The dinner and drinks were incredible. The views of the ocean, beach, and sunset were some of the best that I have had in CA. Service was amazing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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polinav409 wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California1 contribution
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We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary and booked a “Waves watcher” room. This is actually a little cottage overlooking a cliff and the ocean. The room was very clean and very comfortable, bathroom is huge with deep soaking bath and enormous shower. Every detail was carefully thought through to make for a perfect and work coming stay. Starting with a little carafe with dessert wine with cute glasses and chocolates. Even up to a little basket with Chardonnay from a local winery. All the small touches are there to make you feel welcome and at home. The staff is beyond helpful. Melissa gave us a few tips about the area and she was very accommodating to all our needs and wishes. The Hotel’s food was absolutely delicious and served very nicely. Breakfast was cooked to order and delivered to the room every morning. The dinners were superb ( we dined 2 nights there and ordered different dishes each time. All of them were good). I would recommend this place to my friends and definitely want to come back myself.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Darlene M wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed here this past March, 2022. I don’t normally write reviews. But three months later I’m still thinking about our time there. It was WONDERFUL! We flew out from North Carolina into San Francisco. The drive up the Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful but not easy and quite long. We stayed in the Seascape room in the main mansion. Every detail, from the delicious breakfast brought to your room each morning, the in-room coffee, wine and port service to the charming decor was special. The whole atmosphere was casual and elegant all at the same time. Especially notable was the staff. They were attentive, cheerful and happy. They love what they do and love where they are. Getting to the Inn is not easy and the Inn is pricey. But staying there is worth EVERY mile and EVERY dollar. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you Melissa, Victor and all the staff!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Rakesh Taneja, Owner at Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so grateful for such kind reviews.This keeps our motivation level high .Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Steve S wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff and the food was as stunning as the views and the location. It was well kept...friendly....cozy and refreshing. Breakfast was amazing. And served to our rooms! If you are ever in the area it is recommended! Highly Recommend!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rakesh Taneja, Owner at Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks a lot for recommending our place.We shall look forward to seeing you again.
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Cosmos wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
I can’t recommend this place enough for your next vacation stay. The property is located in a beautiful setting, the ocean is right next to you, you can also hear the waves crashing on the cove from the beautiful setting of some of their rooms. The chef, the staff, the dogs all are absolutely wonderful. Totally worth the value and the drive from the Bay area! We came so energized after our stay there and can’t wait to plan again in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so grateful for such kind reviews.This keeps our motivation level high .Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Danielle B wrote a review Jun 2022
Folsom, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
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We are frequent visitors to Elk Cove Inn and Spa. We love everything about it! Great beach access and beyond beautiful property, every time I come I wonder where they got all of the wine bottles! Hearty breakfasts delivered to your cottage/room and delicious French inspired dinners everyday except Tues/Wed. Welcoming staff who takes care of anything you need. We haven't taken advantage of the spa yet but will sometime soon. Book one of the cottages if you can, it's great having privacy and spectacular views. You won't regret staying at Elk Cove Inn!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rakesh Taneja, Owner at Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so grateful for such kind reviews.This keeps our motivation level high .Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Damaris L wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent two Wonderful days at the Elk Cove Inn in Elk CA. I don't even know where to begin. Everything was Perfect! The walk to the beach was barely a couple minutes down from the Inn. Great sights at the beach including little caves. The room had the best view from the Very large picture window. Every little detail was covered in the room. The food is just Fantastic! These people are Amazing! If you need anything And you won't, is my guess, they will be there for you. We will be back! Thank you Everyone at the Elk Cove Inn Mike and Damaris Begandy
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Rakesh Taneja, Owner at Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded 5 weeks ago
We were over joyed to read your reviews.We take pride in our job of making our guests feel special..Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Kevin S wrote a review May 2022
12 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elk Cove Inn and Spa. We were greeted enthusiastically by the innkeeper. We had a lovely room with a comfortable ambience. The surrounding gardens were well manicured, and beautiful. The location was serene and provided an awesome view of the ocean. The breakfast was enjoyed on the porch outside of our room. It was served hot and was quite delicious. The chef is also the owner of the bed-and-breakfast. We highly recommend this establishment if you are passing through Elk, California.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rakesh Taneja, Owner at Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded May 22, 2022
We are so grateful to you for taking time to write the detailed reviews.Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Christian C wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
As frequent visitors to the Elkcove Inn over the last 20 years we’ve seen changes of ownership and programs as well as numerous renovations and upgrades. Like everyone they’ve had to adapt to the Covid situation and have actually used this as an opportunity to make further improvements especially to the rooms. What hasn’t changed is the magnificent beachfront location among the most beautiful on earth, friendly service and attention to detail, culinary delights morning and night, and the most amazing spa experience ever. From the ambience, music, beverages and snacks provided, reading library, heated blankets on massage table top quality skin products everything natural, homemade kombucha, perfect size temperature and functioning steam room and sauna made for couples and — last but not least— massage experience by Kaja which is simply out of this world with the highest degree of technical proficiency. I discovered muscles that I didn’t even know I had! In summary this is the premier Inn & Spa on the West Coast for so many reasons and we’re already looking forward to returning in a few months for our next stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rakesh Taneja, Owner at Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded May 22, 2022
We are so grateful to you for taking time to write the detailed reviews.Our team is over joyed to read this.Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Mark B wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This place was 5 star al the way from the room which was very well appointed and thought of our every need to the hot breakfast delivered to your room which was included in the price, nothing could have been more perfect. The staff, the owner, the location, the views, the entire experience was fantastic and will be part of our long term fond memory of this quaint out of the way paradise. Mark n Erika
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in the main mansion but the lodge rooms looked fabulous also but were booked
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Responded May 3, 2022
So good to get your reviews .Please come back again.
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PRICE RANGE
$409 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the elk cove hotel elk, the elk cove inn and spa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMendocino CountyElk
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elk Cove Inn & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elk Store, Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe, and The Elk House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Elk Cove Inn & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Elk.
Are pets allowed at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elk Cove Inn & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Elk Cove Inn & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.